Forest Service

Collaborations with the Forest Service have resulted in projects within and beyond classrooms. Some of the projects include working with DATIMThe Design and Analysis Toolkit for Inventory and Monitoring (DATIM) project is a collaborative effort between the National Forest System (NFS) and Forest Service Research and Development (FSR&D), Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), and Ecosystem Management Coordination (EMC) staff. The DATIM core team comprises both FSR&D and NFS staff from resource inventory and forest planning programs. The DATIM project has four modules:

  • Design Tool for Inventory and Monitoring (DTIM) assists national forests and grasslands and other users in determining objectives, questions, and metrics for monitoring plans.

  • Analysis Tool for Inventory and Monitoring (ATIM) enables users to analyze vegetation data to derive estimates of current conditions and trends on the Forest and surrounding landscapes.

  • Spatial Intersection Tool (SIT) enables users to add spatial attributes to DATIM datasets for use in ATIM.

  • DATIM Compilation System (DCS) enables users to add supplemental Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) attributes to DATIM datasets for use in ATIM.